Travellers driven by the need to explore not only Africa’s wildlife and beauty, but also customs, culture, art and history will appreciate this 11 night expertly guided package. Explore Harare’s artisanal urban scene, the ancient ruins of Masvingo, some big game in Hwange and learn the historical importance of Victoria Falls.
Day 1 to 3 – Armadale Lodge, Harare
Arrive to Harare International Airport, and travel with your private guide to Armadale Guest Lodge, full of art and family run. Explore the local craft markets, the urban centre and National Art Gallery, while you learn about Zimbabwe’s fascinating tribal and colonial history. Sample traditional food, meet with some of Zimbabwe’s renowned Shona sculptors as well as a visit to the Patrick Mavros silversmith studio and home.
Day 3 to 4 – Lodge at the Ancient City, Great Zimbabwe
Travel 4 hours southbound to Masvingo, and venture into the Great Zimbabwe ruins, acknowledged as the largest collection of ruins in Africa south of the Sahara and home of tribal royalty. Built between the 11th and 15th centuries, they are testament to a culture of great wealth and great architectural skill.